C1581

Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus.

Scarce French issue of Ortelius’s map of Persia, which was based on Gastaldi’s 1564 map of Asia Minor and Ortelius’s own map of Asia. It includes present day Iraq and Afghanistan. This edition is identified by the page signature on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus.

Date:

C1581

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 355mm

Paper Size: 

585mm 
x 427mm
AUTHENTICITY
Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus. - Antique Map from 1581

Genuine antique
dated:

1581

Description:

Scarce French issue of Ortelius’s map of Persia, which was based on Gastaldi’s 1564 map of Asia Minor and Ortelius’s own map of Asia. It includes present day Iraq and Afghanistan.

This edition is identified by the page signature on the verso of 85 which changed from 64 in the Latin edition printed in 1575. 

1581F85 (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: “neau,la ville d’Ormus deuroit seruir de Pierre precieuse,pour y estre enchaßée.”, with page number 85 at lower right.

 From: Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

 

 

References:
Van Den Broecke, M. P. R. Ortelius Atlas Maps.1996 Netherlands.: 167-1581F P.85.
Karrow, R. Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and their Maps. Bio-Bibliographies of the Cartographers of Abraham Ortelius, 1570. Chigago 1993.: p.246.
Kroght, P. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. Amsterdam 1997. Nine volumes.: Vol IIIA, 31:321.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3356716

Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)

Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer, map seller and publisher. Ortelius was a leading cartographer who published the first modern atlas in 1570, Theatrum orbis terrarum in which each map was presented on a separate sheet. He initially trained as an engraver in 1547 and as an illuminator of maps. Influenced by Gerard Mercator he published his first map in 1564 and soon after published his famous atlas that changed the way maps were sold and published.

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